§ 23 and 24. Lieut.-Colonel Sir WALTER SMILES
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) how many trade and commercial agreements of this country would be affected by the withdrawal of the most-favoured-nation Clause;
(2) what period of time would be necessary to conclude the operation of the most-favoured-nation Clause in our present trade agreements?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for South Kensington (Sir W. Davison) on the 13th November, of which I am sending him a copy. The only change in the position since that date is that the trade agreement with Finland of 29th September, 1933, was ratified on the 20th November, 1933, and entered into force on the 23rd November.